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The swaying and winding of kelp in the ocean currents has an entrancing, hypnotic quality that would be the envy of the... Read More


Blade The expanded part of a leaf or... Read More

Intercalary meristem

Definition noun, plural: intercalary meristems (botany) A type of meristematic tissue at the base of nodes and leaf blades... Read More


A seaweed refers to any of the macroscopic marine algae. They include the conspicuous, multicellular algal species of... Read More


Introduction    Examples of Macrophytes. (Source: Canada's AquaticEnvironments) ... Read More


turbine A machine for converting the heat energy in steam or high temperature gas into mechanical energy. In a turbine, a... Read More

Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri)

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously, we've seen the different animals endemic to New Zealand. Due to the... Read More


Definition noun, plural: kelps A brown seaweed of the order Laminariales Supplement The kelp is a brown seaweed... Read More


Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with the nucleus. However, they are... Read More


Baleen (Science: zoology) plates or blades of whalebone, from two to twelve feet long, and sometimes a foot wide, which in... Read More


scapulalgia Rarely used term meaning pain in the shoulder blades. Synonym: scapulodynia. Origin: scapula - G. Algos,... Read More

Nonfenestrated forceps

nonfenestrated forceps (Science: instrument) obstetrical forceps without openings in the blades, thus facilitating rotation... Read More


scissors A cutting instrument resembling shears, but smaller, consisting of two cutting blades with handles, movable on a... Read More


Fork 1. An instrument consisting consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are... Read More


Gullet 1. (Science: anatomy) The tube by which food and drink are carried from the pharynx to the stomach; the... Read More


Shearing 1. The act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine, as the wool from sheep, or the nap from... Read More


shear 1. To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth. It is... Read More


Ginger Definition In botany, ginger is a plant of the genus Zingiber. The scientific name is Zingiber officinale. It is a... Read More


screw 1. To turn, as a screw; to apply a screw to; to press, fasten, or make firm, by means of a screw or screws; as, to... Read More


Definition noun, plural: bladders (1) (anatomy) A distensible membranous sac or organ that can hold liquid or gas (2)... Read More